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Rock: Cowpunk Country: Bakersfield Sound Moods: Mood: Fun Moods: Mood: Party Music Country: Americana

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United States - Arizona

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The Earps

Arizona’s Cowpunk pioneers since 2003. Piercing your soul with incendiary riffs, razor-sharp beats, and throat-wrenching choruses that’ll stick in your craw. We will go down on your permanent record.

The band was born in 2003 in Phoenix, and toured the country for years playing with too many notable bands to mention by name. Known for highly entertaining live shows that fall somewhere between Vaudeville, glam rock and R-Rated episodes of Hee Haw, The Earps’ musical stylings range from shitkickin’ rock anthems to Bakersfield honky tonk, with traces of Southern rock and rockabilly. It’s been said if you’re a fan of The Georgia Satellites, Nine Pound Hammer, Jason & The Scorchers, Dwight Yoakam, The Beat Farmers, or 80’s metal you’ll love The Earps.

Once you hear The Earps, you’ll be a slave to the groove, to the blistering guitar hooks, to the witty lyrics and sticky melodies. You’ll suddenly forget who your other favorite bands were and be overcome by an urge to dig up all of our old albums. You’ll wonder what took you so long. For those of you who have been there all along, you’re gonna love the new stuff. We’ve been off the grid for a few years and gone through some personnel changes, but we’re stronger, faster, louder, and not slowing down any time soon.

The Earps of 2018 and beyond include:

Founding member/OG Kevin “Hot Wheels” McGregor on lead vocals and rhythm guitar. He is a prolific tunesmith and the band’s main songwriter and dramatic visionary. He’s kinda like the Ron Howard of the group, but he looks like Brian Setzer. And smells like Monster Rehab Orangeade.

“Calamity” Will Williamson is the guy on stage-right launching incendiary solos from his Flying-V with the finesse of Joao Gilberto and the swagger of C.C. Deville. Rumor has it he and C.C. also share the same hairstylist. Some people say they’ve seen gigs where Will’s feet never touched the ground. And on certain nights, when the moon is in the seventh house, you can catch him drinking beer from a straw while playing one of these incendiary solos. Come show Will some love. He will love you back unconditionally. That’s more than C.C. can say.

“Jackpot” Scott B. Seymann joined The Earps in 2017 after playing drums on the first couple of recording sessions for their upcoming album, “Jackass Acres.” That turned into a few more recording sessions, and eventually the dark lighting and lack of oxygen in the studio led to a budding romance that grew into a full fledged relationship. A honeymoon of sorts took place at a nearby Waffle House. The rest is history.

Jeff “El Jefe” Hecht is the newest addition to The Earps’ stable, holding down bass guitar duties and holding down his side of the stage with formidable...formidableness. Jeff has roots in country music and power pop so he fits right into the Earps mold of “if Johnny Cash and Joey Ramone had a baby...” Sorry for that nauseating imagery. But believe us, if it happened, Jeff would be there to tweet about it. Did we mention he’s a PR/Social Media genius? Super bonus round triple word score.

Hope to see you soon. We couldn’t do what we do without you, Buckaroo.